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Myths and misconceptions about Abraham Maslow and self-actualisation

2018-05-17T17:03:16+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|

Maslow's ideas deserve to be better understood so they can be developed and built upon. By Alex Fradera — Read on digest.bps.org.uk/2018/05/17/there-are-a-lot-of-myths-and-misconceptions-about-abraham-maslow-and-self-actualisation-a-new-paper-puts-the-record-straight/

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Big Brother Goes Digital

2018-05-16T05:11:54+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Uncategorized|

In her seminal work The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling (1983), the sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild described a workplace practice known as “emotional labor management.” Hochschild was studying the extreme kinds of “emotional labor” that airline stewardesses, bill collectors, and shop assistants, among others, had to perform in their daily routines. They were obliged, in her

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How Abusive Relationships Take Root

2018-05-13T08:54:46+00:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The hallmark signs of the male abuser are well known to experts. He’s jealous. He exhibits a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality. He can be cruel with animals, to children. His instincts as the male in the relationship are traditionally cliché: overweening and dominant. But often it is the subtler, more incremental steps in the development of an

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M.I.T. Is Not Responsible for Student’s Suicide, Court Rules

2018-05-13T09:31:02+00:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a legal case closely watched for its potential implications for universities nationwide, Massachusetts’s highest court ruled Monday that M.I.T. could not be held responsible for the 2009 suicide of one of its students. nyti.ms/2FQbNd3

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His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late.

2018-05-13T09:50:56+00:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Many parents are astonished to realize that they may never see a transcript of their child’s grades. If they are lucky, the college might send home a congratulatory note, to be tacked onto the refrigerator, about the child making the dean’s list. But parents, often referred to as “authorized payers” on tuition bills, are not

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What Is “Normal,” Anyway?

2018-06-26T06:37:00+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|

In psychology and psychiatry, it really means "average" or "typical," but we too easily think of it as a synonym for "how everyone is supposed to think and feel".   Autism, schizophrenia, depression and panic, have been around since ancient times and will be around for thousands of years, if the subtle genetic variants that influence

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The Toxic Well of Loneliness

2018-06-26T06:37:47+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Uncategorized|

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/loneliness-can-be-toxic/?wt.mc=SA_App-Share   Evidence from numerous studies in fields as diverse as epidemiology and psychology has begun to link loneliness to a vulnerability to a host of psychological and physical ills, ranging from depression and cognitive decline to cardiovascular problems. Research into loneliness has focused on the young, the old and those of any age with

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When Does Self-Help Actually Help?

2018-06-26T06:47:28+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Uncategorized|

THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH MIND When Does Self-Help Actually Help? Dangers lurk within the U.S.'s $12-billion self-help industry. Here is how to spot the warning signs By Maia Szalavitz Credit: Daniel Zalkus IN THIS ARTICLE Maia Szalavitz Kirby Brown was not afraid to take risks. The 38-year-old decorator learned to ride horses as a child

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Are You Crazy?

2018-04-21T07:26:14+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, Office|

The British Psychological Association released a remarkable document entitled “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia.” Its authors say that hearing voices and feeling paranoid are common experiences, and are often a reaction to trauma, abuse or deprivation: “Calling them symptoms of mental illness, psychosis or schizophrenia is only one way of thinking about them, with advantages and

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How threatening information invades the working memory of anxious people

2018-06-26T07:31:02+00:00September 9th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Book, Mental Health, Psychology, UpLoadedMe|

Anxious people tend to perceive their world in a more threatening way. Now, a team of neuroscientists have shed new light on why the brains of anxious individuals tend to misallocate memory resources to process threat-related information. “Our findings may help explain the reasons why people continue to worry, ruminate, stay vigilant, or feel distressed

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